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What's New: The Popular Front: Rethinking CPUSA History

by Charlie Post | August 28, 2014

The Communist Party of the United States was the largest and most influential radical organization active in the tumultuous labor and social struggles of the 1930s and 1940s. While never a mass party by the standards of the French or Italian CPs, the U.S. CP had a real and significant impact on the mass struggles of industrial workers, the unemployed and African Americans before the anticommunist witch-hunts of the late 1940s and 1950s.

What's New: The Class Politics of Pipeline Resistance

by Umair Muhammad | August 27, 2014

The Jane-Finch community is among the many neighbourhoods in Toronto that Enbridge's Line 9 runs through. Standing at the geographical margins of the city, Jane-Finch is a low-income, racialized community that faces many challenges, including chronic unemployment and underemployment, targeted policing, and substandard housing.

Bullet #1027: South Africa and the Changing Politics of Labour

by Leonard Gentle | August 27, 2014

The two biggest signifiers of the state of the labour movement in South Africa in 2014 are, on the one hand, a terminal crisis within what is still, formally, the biggest trade union centre -- the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), aligned to the ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), and, on the other, the emergence of new workplace militancies by workers, notably the national strike wave in the second half of 2013.

What's New: Prospects for an antiwar/solidarity movement in Russia

by Roger Annis | August 26, 2014

In an article published on Left-East on Aug. 10, the Russian writer Ilya Budraitskis laments "there is no antiwar movement in Russia." His article is a rather bleak, despairing outlook on the prospects of organizing against "war" in the border regions between Ukraine and Russia. He titles his article 'Hope in a hopeless place'.

Bullet #1026: New Paths Require a New Culture on the Left

by Marta Harnecker | August 26, 2014

I completed this book one month after the physical disappearance of President Hugo Chávez, without whose intervention in Latin America this book could not have been written. Many of the ideas I raise in it are related in one way or another to the Bolivarian leader, to his ideas and actions, within Venezuela and at the regional and global level.

What's New: Canada's tax-deductible support for Israel's crimes

by Yves Engler | August 25, 2014

When is a Canadian who leaves this country to join a foreign military force and participate in the killing of innocent civilians, including children, called a 'terror tourist' and sent to jail? The answer is: only when that person joins a military force the Conservative government disagrees with.

What's New: Energy East: Where oil meets water

| August 25, 2014

Drinking water, beluga habitat, and fishing and swimming holes are all at risk if TransCanada's proposed Energy East pipeline is approved. If approved, TransCanada's proposed Energy East pipeline from Hardisty Alberta to export ports in Cacouna, Quebec and Saint John, New Brunswick, would be the largest oil pipeline in North America.

What's New: Kiev's attempts to ban the Communist Party

by Volodymyr Ishchenko | August 24, 2014

On July 24 the speaker of the Ukrainian parliament Oleksandr Turchynov announced the disbanding of the parliamentary group of the Communist Party of Ukraine (CPU) over a ridiculous technicality. The court trial over CPU's ban as a political party started the same day with the next session of the court scheduled for mid-August.

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Number of police in Canada growing despite 'dramatic' crime drop September 23, 2014

Russians rally against Moscow role in Ukraine September 23, 2014

Past, Present, and Future Feminism September 23, 2014

Dominic Cardy resigns as NDP leader September 23, 2014

It's getting harder to ignore Canada's genocide of aboriginal people September 23, 2014

Errors and Emissions September 23, 2014

Looming London transport crisis 'risks sparking riots' September 23, 2014

Rencontre historique entre Tsipras et le pape September 23, 2014

Union of fear and loathing September 22, 2014

Climate change marches: Kerry cites fight against Ebola and Isis as thousands join protests September 22, 2014

The Teamsters of New York Are Speaking Out About Climate Change September 22, 2014

What Socialist Communes look like in Venezuela September 22, 2014

Montreal, Canada Hit by Massive Worker Protests September 22, 2014

The New Conservative Love Affair With Canada September 22, 2014

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7:00pm, Thursday October 9, 2014
Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham Street, Toronto.

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twinkle starTransit Forum: Beyond the Gridlock

Beyond the Gridlock
Public Transit Struggles from across Europe and North America

Struggles to expand public transport and to block privatization are central to overturning neoliberalism and addressing climate justice. This forum brings together some of the leading public transit activists in Europe and North America.

Chairs: Greg Albo (Socialist Project/York) & TTCRiders, Toronto
* Allan Alakula (EU representative, Tallinn);
* Marcus Finbom (, Stockholm);
* Joanna Erbel (Congress of Urban Movements, Warsaw);
* Jaron Browne (POWER, San Francisco-Bay Area)

Presented by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Berlin and New York Offices, Socialist Project, Centre for Social Justice, York University | Facebook event | PDF poster
7:00pm, Wednesday September 24, 2014
Steelworkers' Hall, 25 Cecil Street, Toronto.

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twinkle starForum: Neoliberalism and the Far Right

Neoliberalism and the Far Right
* Bill Fletcher Jr is co-author of Solidarity Divided: The Crisis in Organized Labor
* Greg Albo is co-editor of Socialist Register

Sponsored by Labour Committee of the GTWA, Centre for Social Justice, Socialist Project, Global Labour Research Centre | Facebook event | PDF poster
11:30am, Wednesday September 24, 2014
York Univ, Harry Crowe Room, 109 Atkinson College, Toronto.

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Forum: What Kind of Labour Movement Do We Need?

The Global Labour Research Centre is very excited to announce our first speaker for 2014-15: Bill Fletcher Jr., a prominent racial justice, labour and international activist and intellectual based in Washington DC.

Read an excerpt of Solidarity Divided | see Bill Fletcher Jr. in conversation with Bill Moyers.

This talk is free and open to the public. Following the talk, there will be a reception. All are welcome | Facebook event
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